Incident at Vichy: A Play Setting & Symbolism

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Vichy, France

Vichy, France is the German-occupied French territory during World War II where this play takes place. The detainees were arrested on the streets of Vichy.

Detention Center

The detention center is the main setting of "Incident at Vichy". This warehouse is where the prisoners are detained while the officers ascertain whether they are Jews.

Office

The office in the detention center is where the Major, the Professor and the Captain question the detainees.

Corridor

The corridor leads to the street but is guarded to prevent the detainees from leaving unless the Professor grants them a pass of release.

Passes

The Professor gives detainees who pass the inspection, proving they are not Jews. This allows them to leave. Marchand and Von Berg are the only detainees who receive passes, but Von Berg gives his pass to Leduc.

Ring

The boy was arrested while on his way to...

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